Derrick Zwickl

Derrick J. Zwickl
Post-doctoral Researcher

Department of Ecology and Evolution
6031 Haworth
University of Kansas
1200 Sunnyside Ave
Lawrence KS 66045
zwickl{at}ku.edu

My work focuses on statistical phylogenetic inference, in particular on models of molecular evolution and fast, heuristic maximum-likelihood algorithms. I write and maintain the tree-inference software GARLI (Genetic Algorithm for Rapid Likelihood Inference).

GARLI is usable on all operating systems, and is available via its GoogleCode page here.
Extensive GARLI documentation is available here.
An experimental GARLI version that allows partitioned likelihood models is available here.
See this page for a discussion of a simple way of using partitioned GARLI to incorporate gap information (indels) into ML phylogenetic analyses.